Walmart has announced that many of its Walmart retail stores and Sam’s Club stores will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines. If you are interested, here are all the details on how you can register and receive a COVID-19 vaccine near your place of residence, if available.
Which Walmart stores will administer the vaccines?
Walmart announced that in-house pharmacists in 22 states will give vaccines to customers, along with Sam’s Club pharmacies. States will determine eligibility based on their prioritization lists.
The states where Walmart can administer vaccines are: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Louisiana and Wyoming …
Walmart’s website also noted: “We also have agreements in place with local governments and are administering vaccines in partnership with state, territory, and district jurisdictions. We are currently vaccinating in Arkansas, Chicago, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming and Virginia ”.
Walmart’s website notes that supplies are still limited.
To determine if your nearest Walmart offers the vaccine, visit the Walmart Vaccine Registration website here. Scroll down until you see the “Store Finder” part of the page.
Then enter your city and state or your zip code. The Walmart website will tell you if a pharmacy in your region is already administering the vaccine. When Heavy did this, we saw that a location 32 miles away was administering the vaccines. This is not the closest Walmart to our location, but the closest that had the vaccine available.
How to register to receive the vaccine at Walmart?
To schedule a vaccination at a Walmart store, visit the Walmart website here. Scroll past the “Store Locator” section of the website and skip the frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Then you will see a blue section that says “Schedule your COVID-19 vaccine”. Click “Schedule Now.”
Click on “Schedule Now” and the site will take you here. This is a login page and you will need to enter your Walmart account email and password in order to continue.
At that time, you will be asked again to enter your zip code to see if there is a place near your location that offers a vaccine. Interestingly, although the previous page had indicated that there was a location nearby, the registration page displayed an “Sorry” message stating that the pharmacies in that location were not yet administering vaccines.
In the FAQ, in response to the question about not seeing any appointments available, Walmart wrote: “Walmart is receiving allocation from the federal government and some state governments, but the supply is still limited. We will schedule appointments based on the number of doses we receive. Appointments will increase once additional doses are available. “
According to Walmart, to receive a vaccination, you will need to bring your pharmacy and insurance card if they are different, along with documentation of eligibility if your state requires it.
The site also notes: “The vaccines will be assigned by the states; Pharmacies will not have control over what vaccines are available. Clients will receive the vaccine that has been assigned to them and is within FDA clearance. For example, Moderna is licensed for ages 18 and older, and Pfizer is licensed for ages 16 and older, so a 16-year-old should receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Remember: you must make an appointment online to receive a vaccination. Walk-ins are not available.
Examples in specific states
In Illinois, a list of stores that offer the vaccine in Chicago was published. 5 Chicago reported that the following Walmart stores will administer the vaccines.
• 7535 S. Ashland Ave.
• 4720 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
• 4650 W. North Ave.
• 4626 W. Diversey Ave.
• 2844 N. Broadway St.
• 2551 W. Cermak Rd.
• 8331 S. Stewart Ave.
• 10900 S. Doty Ave.
Kentucky.com reported that the 13 stores in Kentucky priority will be given to healthcare workers, residents age 70 and older, first responders, and K-12 staff first. The following stores will offer the vaccine, according to Kentucky.com:
• 310 West Fifth Street, Benton
• 3151 Leitchfield Road, Owensboro
• 1195 Barrett Blvd., Henderson
• 1701 North Main Street, Beaver Dam
• 901 U.S. Highway 60 East, Morganfield
• 1725 West Everly Brothers Blvd., Central City
• 2136 Campbellsville Road, Lebanon
• 1015 New Moody Lane, La Grange
• 500 Taylorsville Road, Shelbyville
• 7101 Cedar Springs Blvd., Louisville
• 1650 Edmonton Road, Tompkinsville
• 1000 Bypass North, Lawrenceburg
• 200 Floyd Drive, Carrolton
In Utah, nearly 50 Walmart and Smith’s stores will administer the vaccines, reported 2KUTV, with the list geographically distributed.
In Virginia, the following Walmart stores will offer vaccines, WSLS reported.
• Appomattox – 505 Oakville Road
• Fredericksburg – 10001 Southpoint Parkway
• King George – 16375 Merchant Lane
• Madison Heights – 197 Madison Heights Square
• Martinsville – 976 Commonwealth Boulevard
• Ruckersville – 135 Stoneridge Drive
• Stafford – 14 N Stafford Complex Center
• Stuart – 19265 Jeb Stuart Highway
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